Natural calamities such as storms can result in a lot of damage to homes in West Chester, PA. If your home has been damaged by a storm, contact ServiceMaster by ARTec immediately for thorough and efficient storm damage cleanup.
The benefit of hiring ServiceMaster by ARTec is that our trained and experienced technicians have the skills and knowledge to manage all the complexities that may surface during cleanup.
Storm Damage Cleanup and the Drying Process
It’s likely that apart from the damage caused by the storm, the heavy rainfall caused extensive water damage to your home.
In this type of situation, our experts make use of heaters as part of the drying process. They are aware of the complexities that may arise when heaters are used and take the necessary steps to manage those complexities.
Decisions About the Right Size of Heater
Heaters prove to be quite effective in facilitating the expedited drying of your home, but it’s only possible when heaters of the right size are used. Our storm damage cleanup experts consider several aspects such as the material being dried, the construction of items, how long the items have been wet, and weather conditions to select the correct heaters.
We also analyze whether a heater of a particular size will be able to dissipate heat as required and also check its ability to control humidity.
Decisions About the Appropriate Time for Application of Heat
The experts at ServiceMaster by ARTec utilize their experience to choose the right time for the application of heat. To achieve the best results, our technicians apply heat in the initial stages of the storm damage cleanup process as there is the required amount of surface moisture during that time.
One of the complexities that arises during the heat drying process is “case hardening,” and our experts are well aware of this problem.
Case hardening is a situation where the evaporation level drops after the application of heat. The material appears to be dry, but in reality, it isn’t. Due to the application of heat, the outside surface of the material becomes dry, and as such, the evaporation level goes down.
Capillary action and diffusion that results in moisture’s outward movement drops due to the fact that the level of conduction goes down because of the dry outside surface. Due to this, moisture inside the material doesn’t get sufficient time to reach the surface.
Being aware of the problem caused by case hardening, our storm damage cleanup experts take the needed steps to ensure external surfaces don’t dry too quickly.
The trained and experienced technicians at ServiceMaster by ARTec have the expertise to get the job done right. If your home in West Chester, PA has been damaged during a recent storm, give us a call at (610) 626-9002. We’ll quickly respond, assess the damage, and immediately start the required cleanup work for your home.